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>> as ted kennedy said to mike barnicle, mike, you fell into a tub of butter. >> a lot of butter. >> what time is it? >> it's "morning joe" time. must be time for chuck. >> hey, chuck. >> thank you, guys. damage control, get set for another week of haggling over chuck hagel. congress is on break but that won't tamp down the noise. even though the same republicans bashing him admit he's still likely to get the job. border patrol, parts of the president's hidden plan on immigration leak out into one nation's newspaper, prompting republicans to fight before the real debate even gets started. and ten years later, what some key players are saying about the decision to topple saddam hussein in 2003. >> good morning, happy president's day in minneapolis.
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it's monday, february 18, 2013, and this is "the daily rundown." here's chuck todd. >> thanks, brad, and happy president's day to all of you. but remember, the federal government says this holiday is called washington's birthday, so get it right. let's get to my first reads of the morning. defense secretary nominee chuck hagel may have stepped forward forward -- sequestering of the filibuster that put the hagel vote off another week. >> john brennan, cia director, and chuck hagel as secretary of defense, we want to make sure we have those guys sitting in the chairs working because i don't want there to have been something missed because of this hang-up in washington. >> john mccain acknowledged hagel will get the vote soon, and that probably will be confirmed soon, but mccain's not
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voting for him. i believe he is qualifinot qual but i believe we shouldn't hold up the vote any longer. >> senator lindsey graham. >> i think we're doing our job to scrutinize i think one of the most unqualified radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> amazing that a former republican senator from nebraska would be called a radical choice for secretary of defense by a fellow republican. even approving to hagel is confirmed when the senate reconvenes next week, the damage may be done. >> quote, it's going to put him in a difficult position once he gets there. i don't think everyone will say we've put you through the ringer, now forget about it.
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i think it's tragic and i think it's shameful. on "meet the press," mcdonough pushed back on the -- no, he's not going to be a weaker defense secretary. he's going to be a great defense secretary. >> let's remember that relations between republicans like mccain and graham really broke down over the benghazi attack, somethinged that nothing to do with chuck hagel, but tensions are running very high and could still cast a shadow doe over hagel if and when he's confirmed. >> we've had a massive cover-up on the part of -- >> but a massive cover up of what? susan rice said there was a lot of confusion. >> do you care, david? >> i'm asking you, do you care whether four americans died? >> i'm just asking you a cover-up of what? >> of the information concerning the deaths of four brave
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americans. th information has not been forthcoming. you can obviously believe that it has. i know that it hasn't. >> the administration's plans are forged by bipartisan immigration seemed to take a hit over the weekend thanks to a saturday evening scoop by the usa today. the paper printed details of the president's backup plan, which the white house had intended to unveil, just not this soon, or they were going to unveil had there not been a senator bipartisan group putting out a plan. but the white house quickly tried to walk it back. >> the fact of this report, david, i think all it says to me is that we are doing exactly what we said we'd do, which is we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on the hill, which by the way we're very aggressively supporting, if those do not work out, then we'll have an option that we'll be ready to the put out there, as the president said this las vegas.
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>> usa today said, creation of a new visa allowing illegal immigrants to become residents within eight years and a requirement for employers to check the immigration status of new hires. republicans pounced on this idea particularly that visa program, particularly senator marco rubio. a state, said it's a mistake for the white house to profit imimmigration. this legislation is half-baked and seriously flawed. it would actually make our immigration problems worse. congressman paul ryan said it's a setback for talks on the hill. >> there are groups in the house and the senate working together to get this done, and when he does things like this, it makes it more difficult to do that. and that's why i think this particular move, very counterproductive. >> senators john paul and john mccain slammed the white house allegedly for leaking the plan on purpose. >> this is the prosecutor pea
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doing his own plan. it shows me he's really not serious. when they come out and say my way or the highway and if congress doesn't ask be with i'll put it on the desk and say pass it now, that's no way to get it done. but it seems to me to show the president really doesn't want immigration reform. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this races the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result or does he want another reason to beat up republicans so he can get political advantage in the next election? >> he argued the white house plan and bipartisan negotiations shared some key elements. >> republican, this was leaked. it's also clear that it's incomplete. there's a silver lining in this which is that there are a lot of
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co commonalities between the two plans. >> was this intention by the white house to pressure congress at this point it doesn't matter. if the compromise doesn't happen, they will drop a political hammer on them. but if the white house did want to leak this, why would they wanted to leak this to a newspaper that couldn't publish for 48 hours? this seems like one of those things, republican white house staff is tens of people, not hundreds of people. so maybe somebody wanted to leak this but maybe not somebody in the president's inner circle. turning to the inter-republican rift. at the center of it is karl rove, whose super pac had been sabotaged by republicans -- rove probably didn't win any new fans with this explanation of the group's mission. >> our object is to avoid having
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stupid candidates who can't win general elections, who are undisciplined, can't raise money, aren't putting together the support necessary to win a general election campaign, because this one is too difficult to raise to be spending on behalf of candidates who have little chance of wing in the general election. >> now, some of the loudest voices in this battle come from people who have a political dog in the fight. take terry branstad. he said, i basically told karl rove that what he was doing was counterproductive. >> he could be particularly concerned that rose' group could target someone like steve king. as titular head of the iowan republican party, the last thing he wants is a nasty battle in his own state. and looking like he's part of the establishment, suddenly getting a conservative to challenge him. on the other hand, look at georgia republican congressman tom price who says he's fine
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with rove picking winners and losers. we have lost seats that we should not have lost because of a failure of communications, a failure of message, a failure a coherence within campaigns. clearly we can't continue the same processes that we've had in the past. price may find himself on the same side as rove in 2014. why? price is considering a run for the open senate seat in george. he would face paul broun, another target for rove's group. then rand paul said the more people that are involved in elections, the better. >> well, you know, elections are a free marketplace, and everybody has a right to participate in primary elections. i would say primary elections need to not be selected by the party so i would say let's have healthy primers. if people want to contribute on all sides, let people make voluntary contributions, but i
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think competitive primers, you end up getting a good candidate. >> i think what we're learning here, both sides in this interparty feud are going to be really well-funded, and georgia and iowa are going to be the early ground zeros to see how this plays out. steve king and paul broun on one side. perhaps tom price, tom lace em on the other. next, agree to disagree. top white house veterans. a little strategy going on. hagel and immigration. plus -- >> orders. coalition forces have begun striking targets of military importance to undermine saddam hussein's ability to wage war. >> as we approach the ten-year anniversary of the iraq invasion, a new look at the faulty intelligence and why some believe we really went to war. but first a look ahead at today's politics planner. as you can see, it's kind of
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empty. not much going on, although here in washington at mount vernon for a replaying at george washington's home. of course the president's golfing today. no word if it's with tiger again. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't.
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so what looked like one of the few areas of compromise after the november election was the topic of immigration, but the debate took a bit of a weird turn over the weekend after a backup proposal that the white house has been drafting for a while was leaked to usa today. joining me is robert gibbs and cnbc contributor and former bush
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white house director, sarah fagen. a little strategy on this ex-president's day. >> there you go. >> ex-presidential staff day. do we have one of those as a holiday? >> don't i wish. >> robert, let me ask you this on the immigration. there's a lot of cynics, john mccain's one of them who thinks this was a planned leak. would you have leaked something to a newspaper that couldn't go to print for 48 hours? >> no, obviously not. i think this -- look -- >> this came from an administration official clearly. >> as you said, the white house is hundreds of people, thousands of people. i watched leaks go out every day that were infuriating. i will say, i think we are on a path towards getting strong bipartisan immigration reform, and nobody should use a silly leak like this to somehow put up a roadblock to say we can't get this done.
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the president's said all along that if congress won't act, he'll have his own plan. and you remember not too long is republicans saying the president hasn't let on this because he doesn't even have his own plan. >> sarah, is it smart politics for the president to have a sledgehammer ready to use or do what denis mcdonough did yesterday, don't worry about that? >> he walked it back very fast and he needed to because if he wants to get comprehensive immigration reform done, doing what was done by some white house staffer, intentional or otherwise, really hurt the process and really put republicans on their heels. and it was curious to me that the proposal leaked is something that couldn't possibly get passed through the senate. so do they want comprehensive immigration reform or do they want to beat up republicans? >> robert, answer that question. >> the president wants comprehensive immigration reform. along, the president has been
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working to extend strong border security for four years. >> but this plan did look like something designed not to pass. >> no, there's always going to be two or three push points where people disagree. but if republicans use the leaking of something to usa today that doesn't have to be ever introduced if bipartisan group of senators and representatives act, use an excuse, it's because they don't want to get anything done. >> the republicans absolutely want to get something done and republicans need to get something done for our own political viability long-term. but it's got to be done first through security, second through employer verification, and then third -- >> were there. >> that's the good news proposed. >> this feels like much ado about nothing. chuck hagel. is chuck hagel something that
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republicans have to worry about in a primary if they vote the wrong way? >> no, i don't think so at all. >> you don't think there's primary politics entering into this at all? >> i don't think so because when in history has a confirmation hearing ever been a, you know, something that people vote on in an election? >> look, his old boss voted against two supreme court justices at the time there was fear that it would be an issue. >> but it didn't cost him the primary, clearly. having said that, chuck hagel, there's so many issues that play in this process. you've got republican senators miffed at harry reid for not honoring the whole -- you have him having ripped on republicans. there are so many issues at play here. looks like he's going to get confirmed. and it's also an opportunity for republicans to ask some tough questions on benghazi, all of
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which haven't been answered yet. >> i want to go to something you said when we were together last time, which is you were concerned about his performance -- >> absolutely. >> and you can't help by wonder what bill cohen wonders, which is is he going to be a weak secretary? >> he didn't have a strong hearing then, but all the reasons listed for chuck hagel, none has to do with any pending issues before the pentagon. it has to do with he's been mean to president bush. he's been mean to john mccain. this process has said more about republicans than quite franklin it has said about chuck -- >> what about this issue of him -- is he going to be in charge of the pentagon? >> i think that is going to be the test for chuck hagel when he is sworn in fairly quickly and fairly soon as the next defense secretary. and i think there's no doubt he's going to go into that building and he'll take strong
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command of it. and that's what is going to be remembered. >> that is the toughest job in washington for the best and most qualified person and this process has weakened him, and his personality is probably not suited for this job. i can assure you of one thing. robert gibbs is going to be very happy he's not standing at that press podium the first time chuck hagel opines about the president's foreign policy and their disagreements on it. >> i can tell you there were a lot of reporters that were answering to be on this trip to brussels. >> the reasons that are being shown to hold up this nomination, it's not about afghanistan, it's not about a draw john -- >> that's not true. >> in all fairness, what you just mentioned very parochial reasons by the republican party to make this into a dance because chuck hagel didn't like john mccain -- >> there are policy issues here,
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let's not forget. they did talk about his refusal to denounce hesbola as a terrorist organization. those are legitimate policy concerns which call into question his ability to lead the defense department. >> i want to move into another topic. one of your former boss be, mr. rove. it seems as if republicans are acting what's in their own interest, whether they like the rove project or don't like the rove project. if this works, this looks like this is going to be a very ugly public process in the short-term. is that fair? >> it looks like it's going to be ugly but karl rove has every right, just like the club for growth or americans for prosperity or any of these other organizations to get involved in the political process. and look, republicans control the senate today but more some
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candidates who should never have been the primary nominee. and so what i hope this group will do is put dollars focused on candidates who can put forward a conservative message and win and also, if you're going to put somebody in the primary, you better not leave them on the field. you better carry them through to the general election. >> you've been a part of the democratic party when they weren't so united. do you watch with glee or with there but for the grace of god. >> every time this comes up, i'm looking for a bag of popcorn to sit back and enjoy it. i went through as tough a primary as i think this party's ever been through, barack obama versus hillary clinton. these are not ideological primers and these -- >> takes longer to heal. >> takes longer to heal. and whether it's the club for
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growth or whether it's carl's group -- >> i agree with robert on that. these nominees will be chosen on the ground. all right. sara taylor fagen, robert gibbs, thank you both. up next, president obama tees up with tiger. rand paul on whether he's ready to run. and while jessie jackson's troubles grow, the list. candidates to replace him is shrinking. and then there's a big name new yorker set to spend millions miles from home. but in honor of president's day, washington and lincoln are the most common presidential names for places in the united states. which president's name comes in at number three. so washington, lincoln, think lincoln county, all that business. which presidential surname is number three. person to tweet the correct answer gets an on-air shout-out. coming up. we'll be right back. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ]
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on the old radar this morning, more details on the surprising things that jesse jackson jr. liked to spend money on, and could rand paul and paul ryan face off in 2016? but first, venezuelan president is back home today after being in cuba for cancer treatment. he had not been heard from publicly since his december surgery. there hasn't been an official update on his status. he has declared on twitter this, we have arrived back. thanks my god, thanks, my beloved people. here we will continue the treatment. former congressman jesse jackson took a turn friday when federal prosecutors laid out their case accusing him of using campaign funds to buy things like fur
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coats, and a football signed by u.s. presidents. meanwhile, on the campaign front in the race to replace jackson in congress, we're seeing one of the first muscle-flexings. dropped her bid and endorsed robin kelly, attacking groups backing kelly. over the weekend both paul ryan and rand paul threw some logs on the old speculation fire. >> the point is i don't know the answer because i'm just not putting a great deal of thought into it. i'm not foreclosing any opportunity. i may or i may not. i just don't know, because right now we just had an election. we've got jobs to do. >> you sound like you're running. >> we won't make a decision till 2014, but i think i do want the party to become a national party again and not lose sight of how we grow as a party, so i will
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continue in that vein for a couple of years and then decide. >> let's be realistic. rand paul absolutely sounded more professed finance ryan paul. finally, president obama celebrating president's day on the green. he teamed up with tiger woods yesterday in the floridian golf club yesterday. that was woods' first win since 2008. and floridian owner and houston astros owner also played with the duo. the president will be golfing again today and will be leaving the palm bay resort later this evening. next, a decade after the invasion of iraq, we're taking a deep dive on new reporting on how america ended up in that war. he'll be here with what he's uncovered with how the war was
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because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. believe it or not, we're coming up on the ten-year anniversary since the united states invaded iraq. today a deep dive into a msnbc documentary hosted by rachel maddow about how america paved the way. members of the bush administration made their case that saddam hussein posed an imminent threat to the united states. >> simply stated, there is no doubt that saddam hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. there is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.
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if i had a seat next to the lectern where he was speaking and i literally bolted at that. >> vice president dick cheney's speech to the veterans of foreign wars is the bush effort to sell to the american people what white house insiders call the product. >> thank you very much. >> it was a shock. it was a total shock. i couldn't believe the vice president was saying this. and doing work with the cia on iraq wmd, i never saw one piece of evidence that there is an ongoing program. and that's when i began to believe they're getting serious about this. they want to go into iraq. >> by the end of 2002, it seemed the white house, congress and the public were all on the same page, which of course set the stage for war. >> joint resolution is passed without objection. >> the vote is overwhelming. the margin is more than 3-1 in
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the senate. it's more than 2-1 in the house. the president is officially given a free hand. >> the days of iraq acting as an outlaw state are coming to an end. >> powell walked into my office and without so much as a fair thee well -- he turned around and walked back. >> his office. and i wrote that down on my calendar, because i thought that was a profound statement, coming from the former secretary of state. >> the documentary is based on the book hubris. it's coauthored by michael isikoff, and he joins me now. mr. isikoff. is history going to say that it's 100% fact some day that everybody will be in agreement, united states government will be in iraq that we went to war in iraq under false pretenses?
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>> i think as chuck hagel said, history will make the ultimate judgment on the war in iraq, but i think on the selling of the war in iraq, the verdict is already in. we went to war under false pretenses. we went to war on manipulated, exaggerated, inflated and twisted intelligence. and the portrait that was presented to the american public was fundamentally false. and i think anybody who watches the documentary tonight will see that. think just that one clip you just played from lawrence wilkinson, who is colin powell's chief of staff. this is in november of 2002, and we already just have had the debate before congress in which all these assertions along the line of vice president cheney, no doubt, absolute confidence, massive weapons, and powell himself is privately saying to his chief of staff, i wonder
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what happens if we go in and find nothing, shows doubts about what was being said. >> one of the other chief architects of this year, defense secretary donald rumsfeld, i want to play a link. >> meeting notes from the afternoon of 9/11 showed donald rumsfeld tapping a top aide to find the best info fast, good enough to hit saddam hussein. he asks the aide to get evidence of a saddam connection with ubl, osama bin laden. >> we all looked at each other. saddam hussein? a sam ma hates him. there's no connection between saddam hussein and al qaeda. >> it's so obvious now that 9/11
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and iraq had nothing to do with each other. and afghanistan and iraq, it's two different wars, two different issues, and yet we forget how closely linked the administration at the time put the two. >> absolutely. and in fact mark rossini, who you just saw there, it was his job to evaluate that intelligence report mohammed alta had met in prague. they gave him a photograph that supposedly showed the meeting. he looked at it and said, this is not mohammed ata. he reported up the chain, and then he sees dick cheney using that report repeatedly on ""meet the press"" saying we have a report. it's pretty well confirmed that mohammed ata has met with an intelligence agent. the manipulations here were far worse than anybody suspected at the time. and now we're getting the people
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who did the work coming forward, talking about it. >> and watching our current leaders now, president obama administration to both sides, they don't seem to know what to say about the iraq war anymore. they don't want to say what i think some of them believe, which is it was -- should have never have happened. >> yeah. >> you do get that sense. >> it is the subject nobody wants to talk about it, which is one reason we wanted to do this documentary tonight. just two quick points i want to make, relevance to today. first of all, we have this whole drone debate. we've been talking about all based on secret intelligence. i think this story is a very powerful reminder of the ways that secret intelligence can be manipulated, cannot always be trusted, just always be questioned. one other point, torture zero dark thirty has spurred this. we focus in the move on a guy who was rendered by the cia to
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egypt, tortured by the egyptian, classic which will of torture that does not work. >> hubris, selling the iraq war. it's hosted by rachel maddow, tonight at 9:00, right here on msnbc. up next, the sequester situation. the deadline is creeping closer but compromise seems as far away as ever. plus mark sanford is not shying away from that scandal that chased him out of politics for a while. our president's day gaggle will be here next. but first, no soup for you. white house is closed. don't forget to check it out on facebook. the patient, presented with
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capitol hill with less than two weeks before the first round of sequester cuts set to kick in. but is congress feeling the pressure? let's bring it our president's day gaggle, former spokesman, and former minnesota congressman, mark kennedy, who is director of gw's graduate school of political management and he's also part of the fix the debt campaign. congressman, nice to see you. so let me start with sequester. the weekend is still being filled with who started it rather than who's going to solve it? here's a taste. >> it's the president who proposed this sequester. it's the president who designed this sequester. it's the house republicans who twice passed legislation replacing the sequester with smarter cuts in other areas of government. the senate hasn't passed a bill that replaces the sequester. the president gave a speech showing that he'd like to replace it but he hasn't put any
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details. >> you used to be in congress. you were part of this fix the debt campaign. the whole point the sequester and the idea of sequester, it's been used in the '80s, was to force both sides to come together. if this doesn't work, why should we ever believe they'll come together? >> it's going to be hard but it's easier to do a big deal, easier than at sequester than it is to do a small deal. i think there's not really the trust between the two parties, which is part of it, but also there is this debt denier element that's trying to say if we just do a little bit more, that's enough. it was good to see tom friedman in the washington post -- >> what do you mean by debt deniers. >> more cutting. or without tax reform is enough. and i think it's that that we're combatting against. we need to be thinking about a big deal that will truly allow
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us to focus on the other issues important for the country. >> doug, he's being kind how he's saying it, but the folks arguing, saying we've cut a lot, we don't need to do much more. >> well, the president has said we need to do about $1.5 trillion more. on paul ryan's points about sequestration, the only reason was because republicans held the debt hostage. john boehner went out -- >> budget control act. >> budget control act, i'm sorry. after the budget control act passed, john boehner went out and said i got 98% of what i wanted. right now house republicans went on a nine-day vacation and they haven't put forward a plan to end sequestration in seven weeks. >> the u.s. senate also went on a vacation.
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let's not get carried away. jackie, i'm a cynic. i think the cuts are going to go through on march 1st and then they're all going to panic. >> i don't disagree with you. here's the thing about this particular congress and the last congress is they do wait until the very last minute and all of us are saying, okay, they have to do it in 72 hours or this happens or this can't happen. i don't know that that's going to happen this time because there doesn't seem there's enough buy-in on both sides to get this done. but we're going to see this reflect in the markets and see this reflect in the economy if this does happen, and then you're going to have more finger-pointing. >> mark, your fix-a-debt, are they going to come down hard on congress, even if it's the republicans, if they believe the republicans are walking away from a deal? >> we should be pushing both sides for a deal because it's going to take both sides to get the deal done.
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but when tom friedman in the new york times and the washington post says had the $1.5 trillion that the president is talking about is not enough, is really isn't tax reform. so i think you're seeing a growing crescendo and this will crowd it every issue if we don't address it. >> you heard the white house say this weekend, when denis mcdonough went out and said you cannot raise the age in medicare because it's a cost-shifting not a cost-saver. >> that's because, if you raise it to 67, the 65-year-olds, many of them are healthy, medicare isn't spending a lot of money on them. if you move up to 67, you're ending up having to, you're not seeing a lot of saving in revenue there. he has put out an idea -- the democrats have supported an idea on cpi, change cpi, which is something the president -- >> more democrats will support
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there. >> yeah, i think the president has taken some flak for that, and there were a lot of reforms in medicare. >> basically, the republicans -- the white house gives them cpi, and the republicans give them the oil and gas tax things, and there's your sequester deal. >> one of the things we've seen is it seems both sides are unhappy or happy, and the other side says we want this too. we've seen that in deal after deal after deal when it comes to the debt ceiling. so i think there's a pressing your luck. >> the larger issue is nobody knows how to sell compromise as victory. everybody seems to want to, i won, he lost. there seems to be too much of this. trivia time. in honor of president's day, washington and lincoln are the most common presidential names for places in the united states. when president's suriname comes
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in at number three? jackson. there are 94 washington, 70 lincoln, 66 jackson in the united states. congratulations. today's winner, michael diamond. a political trivia question for us? e-mail us at msnbc.com and we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review.
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that was former governor mark sanford that running for the house seat and we opened invitation to come on as a guest
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and elizabeth colbert bush, goes by colbert, will be on the show next week. let's bring back the gaggle. jackie, what did you think of the ad? >> politics is about second chances. i don't know how you have a second chance in a field of ump teen candidates. this is a run off. it will be tough. >> anybody will stick out. >> it was a good ad. >> that many candidates in the field having the name i.d. is a big advantage, particularly when it is a short race. >> it is interesting. one thing he didn't get chased out of office for public scandal. it was personal issues. >> yep. >> and it was personal issues. the question is a lot of candidates have recovered in the past. >> yeah. >> if it is personal, not professional. >> it is going to be tough, though. i think the republicans should be favored but democrats do very good in special elections and
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off years. keep an eye on it. >> it is and she is well funded. >> a ton of money and this will be 16 candidates, primary and all of this stuff. mr. kennedy, you first. >> if you want to get a masters in making a difference, grad school management, gw is the best place to go. >> and unique. >> very unique. we're the first and foremost in politics and a plug for fix this debt. we need to have a big deal. >> allen gomez, the reporter that broke the presence immigration plan story this weekend. >> not a handout. >> not a handout. >> follow him on twitter. he is great. >> my buddy, the kid i grew up up, with starring in a new movie called snitch opens next friday. >> you are not supposed to name drop. duane johnson. >> that's your buddy. >> that's right. that's it for this edition of the daily rundown. shameless rock plug. new york city coming up, chris
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jansing. bye-bye. here is a look at the business travel foerng as we go throughout this president's day and ready for the work week ahead. we're looking at quiet conditions in new england after the big storm on sunday and into this morning. we're also watching rain showers developing during the day. kansas city, st. louis, little rock and the west coast everything is fine from l.a. to phoenix. showers in seattle. have a great holiday.
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